Swansea Grand Theatre

Just 10 minutes walk from our bed and breakfast

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/grandtheatrewhatson

 

 

Saturday 23rd June

Grumpy Old Women To The Rescue

 

Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane & Lizzie Roper.

 

Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge- making.

But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue ?!

Join us for 90 mins of brand new 'full-fat', 'batteries included' comedy from the mistresses of grump.

 

Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th June

Tickledom

 

Basil and the Ice Witch

 

Make your way to the happy land of Tickledom for a new musical adventure with the flower folk. Has Fluella the Ice Witch struck again? When Princess Violet loses her knowledge of flowers, plants and herbs, Basil sets off on a perilous journey to discover the truth and find the mysterious Evergreen who he hopes can break the spell.

 

Tue-Thu 10.00am & 1.00pm. Fri 10.00am & 1.00pm, Sat 4.00pm

 

Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th July

The Case of the Frightened Lady

 

By Edgar Wallace, presented by The Classic Thriller Theatre Company.

 

When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark's Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household is controlled by the family physician, the footmen behave more like guests than servants and the secretary Isla is afraid for her life. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret...

Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter. Following this year's acclaimed production of Ruth Rendell's A Judgement in Stone, the Classic Thriller Company returns with a brand new adaption from the legendary "King of the detective thriller", Edgar Wallace - the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, King Kong.

Widely recognised as the most popular writer of the early 20th century, Edgar Wallace's gripping page-turners are regarded as the bedrock of the modern thriller and The Case of the Frightened Lady remains one of his most celebrated works. Adapted for film several times, this is your chance to catch this chilling, captivating and complex thriller live on stage...

 

7.30pm each evening, Thurs & Sat mats: 2.30pm

 

Grand Theatre Arts Wings (10mins walk from our B&B) 

 

Friday 22nd June

An Evening for Ken Blakemore

 

A celebration of the work of the brilliant playwright Ken Blakemore, who died last year.

 

presented by fluellen Theatre Company

 

Wednesday 27th June

Comedy Club

 

Relax with friends and laugh yourself silly whilst enjoying some great comedy and a drink, cabaret style. 16+.

 

Swansea Grand Theatre hosts a regular Comedy Club, featuring some of the best acts on the circuit.

To join the Comedy Club e-mail list to receive regular updates on Comedy Club and other comedy events happening at Swansea Grand Theatre please send an email stating in the title bar - JOIN COMEDY MAILING LIST to swansea.grandmarketing@swansea.gov.uk

Here are just a sample of some of the comedians we have had at the club over the past 10 years. Jason Manford, Tim Vine, Marcus Brigstock, Rhod Gilbert, Nick Revell, Sarah Millican, Rob Deering, Brendan Burns, Noel James, Tom Rosenthal, Silky, Nick Coppin, Juliet Meyers, Simon Brodkin aka Lee Nelson, Earl Okin, Jon Richardson, Wes Packer, Al Pitcher, Howard Read, Josh Howie, Andrew Lawrence, Alex Horne, Russell Kane, Ian Cognito, Chris Corcoran, Wil Hodson and who remembers Chris Lynam!!! (www.chrislynam.net once seen, never forgotten!)

 

Friday 29th June

Film Fridays - Hell Drivers (1957)

 

Heartwarming nostalgia at its best. Join us for rare screenings of your favourite classic movies accompanied by fascinating back stories and trivia.

2pm

 

Friday 29th June

Film Fridays - Where Eagles Dare (1968)

 

Classic war movie with Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton

 

Heartwarming nostalgia at its best. Join us for rare screenings of your favourite classic movies accompanied by fascinating back stories and trivia.

6.30pm

 

Elsewhere in Swansea

 

Friday/Saturday  22nd,23rd June

Primary Dance Project

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our bed and breakfast

 

YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION ?

 

Taliesin will once again be filled with the energy, excitement and skill of the children of Swansea, as we host the acclaimed Primary Dance Project. Pupils from local Primary Schools work with the support and guidance of  County Youth Dance Company and a professional choreographer.

 

Tickets £2 available from the box office 01792 602060

 

Saturday 23rd June

Comedy Night @ Cafe Play by Night

Cafe play, Mumbles - 10mins drive from our B&B

 

Our headline act is Sol Bernstein and he’ll be supported by Mark Hurman, Eliza Frazer, Louise Leigh and Dorian Wainwright.

 

Noel James, who narrowly missed out on getting to the final of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ will host the evening!

 

Tickets are £10 and doors will open at 19:30 and we’ll aim to remain open until 01:30.

 

We have a limited number of tickets, so please get in touch asap  om 01792 363482

 

Saturday 23rd June

Midsummer Concert

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our bed and breakfast

 

Water way to spend a summer’s evening! Symphonica Tywi will be celebrating the ‘Year of the Sea’ in their annual midsummer concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

 

Water way to spend a summer evening!

Symphonica Tywi will be celebrating the ‘Year of the Sea’ in their annual midsummer concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

 

The popular concert – on Saturday June 23rd – will have a watery flavour to reflect the Welsh Government’s tourism theme for 2018.

 

In the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s awesome Great Glasshouse – the world’s largest single-span glasshouse – the 55-piece symphony orchestra will strike up at 7.30pm and play until dusk.

 

The event is a highlight of the summer season and promises, once again, a summer’s evening feast of popular classical music.

 

Conductor Mike Cottam says: “There’s so much to choose from but we will be more than dipping our toe in the water with Fingles Cave, Handel’s Water Music, Blue Danube, The Swan by Sibelius, the theme from Jaws, Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean. And we will enjoy a rousing finish with Rule Britannia.”

 

Garden spokesman, David Hardy said: “It’s always a wonderful occasion. People bring along picnic hampers and really make a night of it. In truth, there’s not much to beat sitting in among the marvellous Mediterranean plantings as the sun goes down, listening to this fantastic orchestra play their beautiful music.”

 

Bring your picnic and celebrate the Year of the Sea and a midsummer’s night to remember.

 

Tickets are on sale now at £14 (£12 for Garden members). Buy yours by calling 01558 667149.

 

Saturday 23rd June

The Killers

Liberty Stadium - 10mins drive or a 25mins bus ride from our B&B

 

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. (drums, percussion) would complete the current lineup of the band in 2002. The band's name is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band, portrayed in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".

 

The band has released five chart topping studio albums: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008), Battle Born (2012) and Wonderful Wonderful (2017). They have also released a B-sides and rarities compilation, Sawdust (2007); a live album, Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009); a greatest hits album Direct Hits (2013); and a Christmas compilation Don't Waste Your Wishes (2016).

 

The Killers are seen as one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, and the most successful rock band to ever emerge from the state of Nevada, having sold an estimated 22 million records worldwide. They have also achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium.

 

Monday 25th June

Funny Cow

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

Dir: Adrian Shergold

 

UK 2018 1hr 42mins

 

Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham

 

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England men’s club circuit during the 1970s and 1980s.

 

“Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuit.” The Guardian

 

Tuesday 26th June

Edie

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our bed and breakfast

 

Dir: Simon Hunter

 

UK 2018 1hr 42mins

 

Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan

 

To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, an older lady decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.

 

“Director Simon Hunter has created a light and upbeat film that shares a similar tone to Ken Loach’s

The Angels’ Share.” Movie Review World

 

Tuesday 26th June

BP Big Screens 2018: La Bohème

Big Screen, Castle Square Swansea - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

The first revival of Richard Jones’s production of Puccini’s passionate opera, conducted by Nicola Luisotti and with two wonderful casts including Maria Agresta and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì and Matthew Polenzani and Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo. Live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London on the Big Screen Castle Square, Free

 

7.30pm

FREE

 

Wednesday 27th June

That Good Night

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea university - 25mins walk or a short drive from our hotel

 

Dir: Eric Styles

 

USA 2018 1hr 30mins

 

John Hurt, Sofia Helin, Max Brown

 

Ralph, a once famous writer is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has things to do before he dies: to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son, Michael, and secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his devoted young wife, Anna, as he goes ‘into that good night.’

 

“[…] this gentle-paced adaptation of N.J. Crisp’s 1996 play builds steadily toward an irresistibly moving finale […].” Hollywood Reporter

 

Thursday 28th June

'A History of Macbeth in Half an Hour'

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

Admission to the pre-show talk is free but bookable. Limited availability.

 

Swansea University’s Dr Eoin Price - author of ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ Playhouses in Renaissance England (Palgrave, 2015) - will present 'A History of Macbeth in Half an Hour', prior to the live broadcast from the National Theatre.

 

Amongst his work, Dr Price specialises in the politics of playing and play going in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century London and in the afterlives of plays from this period in later centuries.

 

Please book your tickets for the live broadcast through Taliesin. If you would like to register for the pre-show talk, please visit:

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-show-talk-a-history-of-macbeth-in-half-an-hour-tickets-46359048161

 

Thursday 28th June

NT Live: Macbeth

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our hotel

 

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Rufus Norris

 

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

 

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

 

Running time: to be confirmed

 

Friday 29th June

Terry Hetherington Award

Dylan Thomas centre - 25mins walk from our bed and breakfast

 

Join us to mark the achievements of this year’s entrants into the £1000 Terry Hetherington Award for writers under 30, with an evening of readings and celebration

 

7pm

FREE

 

Friday 29th June

Craig Charles at the Rainbow Rooms

Rainbow Rooms, High St, Gorseinon - 15mins drive from our hotel

 

A former Coronation Street actor will be heading to Swansea in June, and he’ll be playing funk and soul.

 

Craig Charles, known for his character Lloyd Mullaney in Weatherfield as well as Dave Lister in sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf and presenter of Robot Wars, will be heading to The Rainbow Rooms in Gorseinon .

 

He will be putting on his Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club show on Friday, June 29, which sees him play a range of music from fresh new talent to classic artists from the golden age of the sixties and seventies.

 

Despite being well known for his acting, Craig has been involved in the music industry through much of his career.

 

His bands have included Watt 4, in which he played keyboards and sang, Craig Charles and the Beat Burglars, The Sons of Gordon Gekko, where he wrote lyrics and also composed tunes and The Eye, with whom he recorded the rock album Giving You The Eye, Live at the Edinburgh Festival. He also plays guitar and piano.

 

In 1987, he provided the poem track used for the opening credits of the BBC series The Marksman and wrote lyrics for Suzanne Rhatigan’s album To Hell With Love. In 1993, he was signed to the Acid Jazz record label.

 

Friday & saturday 29th/30th June

Wiseman Stage School Variety Spectacular

Taliesin Art Centre, Swansea university - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

A variety spectacular with a plethora of talent on show to excite and delight everyone so come and tap along to all your fav tunes with our extremly talented pupils.

 

Friday 29th June to Sunday 1sy July

Ukulele Festival of Wales

Gower Heritage centre - 20mins drive from our Bed and breakfast

 

Enjoy Ukulele Festival of Wales at Gower Heritage Centre!

 

A two day Ukulele Festival.Headline bands with supporting acts. Stalls, Workshops, Jamming area, also Open mic sessions. The Gower Inn has also kindly agreed to host our “Friday Evening Festival Taster” which will kick off our mighty new festival weekend. Guaranteed fun strum so don’t forget to bring your uke..

Line up

 

Pete Moss

 

The Porthcawl Ukele Band

 

Michael Adcock

 

Percy Copley

 

Plucking Fourstrings

 

Fflip Fflops

 

The Ukelele Uff & Lonesome Dave Trio

 

Gary Phillips Amigos Trio

 

Capatain Cat & The Sailors

 

The Ukoholix

 

Eddie Cromie

 

Chonkinfeckle

 

Flee Bitten Boy

 

Workshops

 

Singing and Harmony – Roland Emmanuel

 

Ukele – Gary Phillps

 

Strumming Techniques- Michael Adcock

 

Workshop Fee is £10 and is payable at the Festival

 

For further information please visit – www.ukulelefestivalofwales.co.uk

 

Tickets available from Derricks Records

 

Saturday 30th June

Armed Forces Day

Swansea Bay - 15mins walk from our hotel

 

Celebrate Armed Forces Day 2018 at the Wales Airshow!

 

Every year Armed Forces Day celebrates the contributions made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. This year Armed Forces day falls during the Wales Airshow, so a special celebration is planned on Saturday 30 June from 10.30am on Mumbles Road.

 

With the joint celebrations of Wales’ largest free event, Armed Forces Day and the centenary of the RAF, it’s sure to be a special occasion. There will be a large display of military stands and ground assets and ‘come and try it’ activities. There will also be a stage with military themed entertainment followed by the flag raising ceremony, accompanied by a piper and bugler. From currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets, come and show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

 

Saturday 30th June

Swansea Bay Symphony Orchestra Concert

All Saints Church, Mumbles - 10mins drive or a short bus rid efrom our B&B

 

SWANSEA BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

Our next concert will be on

Saturday, June 30th 2018. 7pm.

 

All Saints Church, Oystermouth.

Conductors Phil Roberts & Paul Lewis. Leader Becci Goss.

 

Programme:-

Overture from Nabucco – Verdi

Piano Concerto No.5 , Emperor, in Eb Major- Beethoven

Soloist Julian Jacobson

Symphony , The New World, in E Minor – Dvorak

 

Tickets – £10, £8 concessions, £5 students, under 16s free.

 

Saturday 30th june & Sunday 1st July

Wales National Airshow 2018

Across Swansea Bay - opposite to our B&B

 

The Wales Airshow will return on June 30 and July 1 - 2018. Breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art aircraft and vintage planes from the past will again be thrilling hundreds of thousands of visitors in the skies above Swansea this summer. More information to follow…

 

Sunday 1st July

WNO - Summer Opera Classics

Great hall, Bat campus, Swansea university - 10mins drive from our hotel

 

The WNO Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor James Southall, will be joined by the gentlemen of the WNO Chorus in this enjoyable programme of operatic favourites, orchestral overtures and interludes, and the odd unknown gem too!

 

The evening will include performances by soloists; Robyn Lyn Evans (Tenor) and Gareth Brynmor John (Baritone).

 

Monday 2nd - Saturday 14th July

Gower Festival

Various venues across Gower - All within 30mins drive of our bed and breakfast

 

For more than forty years the Gower Festival has been bringing music of the highest quality to this area of South West Wales. Once Again, during the first two weeks in July at a different venue each evening we are inviting internationally acclaimed musicians to play in the superb acoustic and atmosphere of out ancient churches.

 

A theme to mark the 2018 Festival is to mark the end of the World War one and the Festival shall close with the newly composed Armistice Suite; the Festival talk will be on the composition in the First World War.

 

For the first time they will link the Gower Open Studios scheme when local artists will open their studios and discuss their work.

 

http://gowerfestival.org/

 

Friday 6th July

Tishani Doshi and Steve Balsamo

Clyne farm - 10mins drive from our hotel

 

Summer entertainment kicks off at Clyne Farm Centre with an international evening of poetry, music and dance from Wales and India featuring Tishani Doshi and Steve Balsamo on 6th July (7.30pm).

 

Poet, writer, and dancer Tishani Doshi was born in India, to Welsh and Gujarati parents and is a prolific writer and dancer who has performed all over the world. Her most recent appearance was at the Hay Festival where she interviewed the author Salman Rushdie at the launch of his latest novel. Her debut novel The Pleasure Seekers was a luminous comedy weaving together the worlds of her twin inheritances – India and Wales.

 

Tishani’s most recent book of poetry, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods was published to great acclaim in 2017 and the UK edition launched at Hay last month published by Bloodaxe Books. She is a former judge of the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize and writes a regular column for The Hindu newspaper.

 

Says Ms Doshi who is in Wales as a guest of the Dylan Thomas Birthplace “I’m really excited to perform for the first time in Swansea and the opportunity of staying at the birthplace of Dylan Thomas for a few days will be a dream come true.”

 

Steve Balsamo is a Swansea born singer, best known for playing the lead role in the London production of Jesus Christ Superstar leading to a memorable headline “The Son of God is Welsh!”

 

Balsamo is also prolific songwriter and has had hits in Europe and Australia with artists such as Meat Loaf, Anthony Callea, Jonathan Cerrada, and Slash of Guns N’ Roses. With his band The Storys he has supported Tom Jones, Santana, Celine Dion, Sinéad O’Connor, Runrig, Van Morrison, Katie Melua, and also Elton John on two European tours.

 

The event will introduce the young Llanelli singer Daisy Owens from Loud Applause Rising Stars and the evening will be hosted by the writer and broadcaster Alun Gibbard whose latest book Into the Wind – the autobiography of rugby coach and intellectual Carwyn James – was the recent runner up in the 2018 British Rugby Book of the Year awards.

 

Friday July 6th 2018 at 7.30pm (doors open 6.00pm Bar, Welsh and Indian snacks available)

 

£10 (£9 concessions) in advance. £12 on door.

 

To book your tickets call 01792 403333 or go to www.clynefarm.com/tickets

 

Saturday 7th July

LITTLE MIX

Liberty Stadium - 10mins drive or a 25mins bus ride from our Bed and breakfast

 

THE LIBERTY STADIUM WILL PLAY HOST TO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST GIRL BAND, LITTLE MIX, IN JULY AS PART OF THEIR ‘SUMMER HITS TOUR 2018'.

The band will visit Swansea on Saturday, July 7.

 

The show will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including 'Touch', ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and 'Wings'.

 

Little Mix have just released The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album 'Glory Days'. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK album chart, surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest-reigning girl group No. 1 album since the Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.

 

They have continued their sensational run of hit singles in 2017 with smashes such as 'Touch', 'No More Sad Songs', 'Power' and 'Reggaeton Lento (Remix)'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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